Archive for February 18th, 2019

Singapore, Tokyo and HK among Asia-Pacific’s top cities for millennials to move to

18-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

But growth in trade and export eases in 2018 and is expected to slow further in 2019 Singapore is the most millennial-friendly city in the Asia-Pacific, with Hong Kong [...]
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Trump says Japanese prime minister nominated him for Nobel Peace Prize

18-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Politico | 6:00 AM

President Donald Trump claimed Friday that Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe nominated him for a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to broker peace between North and South [...]
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81-year-old widow only resident on remote island at heart of Japan, Korea dispute

18-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:00 AM

An 81-year-old former free diver is the only living resident on a tiny island in the middle of the Sea of Japan, now caught up in one of the most heated territorial land [...]
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Japan, S. Korea remain apart over wartime compensation issue

18-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Mainichi | 6:00 AM

Japan and South Korea remained apart Friday as their foreign ministers made little progress in efforts to address escalating tensions over wartime issues, at a time when they [...]
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After a ‘tale of two halves’ in 2018, Singapore’s growth outlook dims amid trade, global demand woes

18-Feb-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

After a year “of two halves” in which growth started out briskly before losing speed towards end-2018, economists expect Singapore’s small and [...]
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Singapore’s trade, exports down overall

18-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Singapore’s trade and exports slowed down overall last year, though total merchandise trade grew 9.2 per cent year-on-year to hit a high of $1.1 trillion, crossing the [...]
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Catch supermoon next Tuesday, head to East Coast Park for best view

18-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

Astronomy enthusiasts in Singapore should look up to the sky early Tuesday night (19 February) to catch a glimpse of the supermoon. It is the second supermoon event of the [...]
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Singapore’s government will likely spend big ahead of an upcoming election

18-Feb-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

With an election looming, the Singaporean government is expected to announce on Monday a “generous” budget that subsidises health care and other costs of living [...]
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There are ‘encouraging signs’ from Singapore Airlines’ earnings, analyst says

18-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The most recent earnings report from Singapore Airlines showed “encouraging signs,” according to one analyst who spoke to CNBC. Those comments came after [...]
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Singapore strongly condemns senseless terror act in Kashmir

18-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Foreign minister Vivian Balakrishnan said Singapore strongly condemns the senseless act of terror in Pulwama, in Jammu and Kashmir. “I am saddened to hear of the brutal [...]
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Philippines wants 625 cases delisted from UN record

18-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Inquirer | 6:00 AM

The Philippines has commenced work with the United Nations to delist from its official records more than 600 cases of enforced and involuntary disappearances, mostly [...]
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Regional press alliance condemns ‘intimidation’ of Philippine media

Regional press alliance condemns ‘intimidation’ of Philippine media

18-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

Press groups from across Southeast Asia added their voices to the criticism of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa’s arrest over a cyberlibel charge that the government has said is [...]
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Thailand to host Gems, Jewellery fair to push Thai jewellery SMEs to world market

18-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce is hosting the 63rd edition of Bangkok Gems & Jewellery Fair under theme of “Thailand’s Magic Hands” on February [...]
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Australia targets March signing of stalled Indonesia trade deal

Australia targets March signing of stalled Indonesia trade deal

18-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Australia said Friday a long-awaited trade deal with Indonesia will be signed in March, following months of diplomatic tension over Canberra’s contentious plan to move [...]
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Few eco commitments and suspect funding for Indonesia presidential hopefuls

18-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Mongabay | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo and his rival in this year’s election, Prabowo Subianto, are expected to address the issues of environmental protection and [...]
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